عنوان مقاله [English]
The authoritarian leadership style is one of the negative and unethical styles of leadership and is guided by the dark side styles of leadership. Regarding the negative effects and consequences of this leadership style, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of authoritarian leadership on silence and counterproductive work behaviors, taking into account the mediator's role of representational predicament. The research is descriptive – correlation. The statistical population of the study consisted of employees of one of the law enforcement agencies of Tehran, a total of 89 people were selected by random sampling as a statistical sample. The instruments for collecting data were questionnaire. To analyze the collected data, Vertical Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling and Smart PLS software were used. Based on the research results, the authoritarian leadership has a positive and significant impact on counterproductive work behaviors and representational predicament. The results showed that there is no significant relationship between authoritarian leadership with employees silence and the representational predicament with counterproductive work behaviors. Also, the mediator's role of representational predicament in the relationship between autocratic leadership and silence was confirmed but the mediator's role of representational predicament was not confirmed in the relationship between authoritarian leadership and counterproductive work behaviors.